Brown Sugar [Deluxe Edition]

Brown Sugar [Deluxe Edition]

by D'Angelo

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Brown Sugar [Deluxe Edition]

By the mid-'90s, most urban R&B had become rather predictable, working on similar combinations of soul and hip-hop, or relying on vocal theatrics on slow, seductive numbers. With his debut album, Brown Sugar, the 21-year-old D'Angelo crashed down some of those barriers. D'Angelo concentrates on classic versions of soul and R&B, but unlike most of his contemporaries, he doesn't cut and paste older songs with hip-hop beats; instead, he attacks the forms with a hip-hop attitude, breathing new life into traditional forms. Not all of his music works -- there are several songs that sound incomplete, relying more on sound than structure. But when he does have a good song -- like the hit "Brown Sugar," Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'," or the bluesy "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker," among several others -- D'Angelo's wild talents are evident. Brown Sugar might not be consistently brilliant, but it is one of the most exciting debuts of 1995, giving a good sense of how deep D'Angelo's talents run. [In 2017, Brown Sugar was released in a two-CD Deluxe Edition featuring 21 additional tracks, including remixes, instrumentals, and a cappella versions.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2017
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0602557393002
catalogNumber: 002631902
Rank: 61452

Album Credits

Performance Credits

D'Angelo   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mark Whitfield   Guitar
Larry Grenadier   Bass
Gene Lake   Drums
Bob Power   Guitar

Technical Credits

D'Angelo   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
DJ Premier   Remixing
Tim Latham   Engineer
C.J. Mackintosh   Remixing,Additional Production
Kedar Massenburg   Executive Producer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Bob Power   Producer,Engineer
Erick Sermon   Remixing
Angie Stone   Composer
Harry Weinger   Producer
G-Spot   Engineer
Nelson George   Liner Notes
King Tech   Remixing
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Xilonen Oreshnick   Photo Coordination
Luther Archer   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Jack Arenas   Tape Realizations

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